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19-09-2009, 06:55 PM
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How to post YouTube videos

Simply go to YouTube and find the video you want to post, then click on the button that says SHARE

Then click on the URL that's shown in the share box and press the CTRL and C keys to copy (CMD and C on Mac). It will highlight all of it in blue .

Come back to the post where you want to post it and type [YT] then paste the code (using CTRL and V) and then type in [/YT] then just go back a bit and remove the first part of the URL, so it ends up looking like below (basically, we just need the bit after the last /)

HTML Code:
[yt]nTasT5h0LEg[/yt]
Which will then show the video like this:



Any questions, please ask in forum support. To learn how to use youTube please visit their website: www.youtube.com
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08-12-2019, 06:09 PM
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Re: How to post YouTube videos

Hi, This guide is for anyone who finds it difficult and frustrating to upload a video to a post on Over 50s. Hope it helps.
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Choose a video on YouTube.

Ensure the video is on the small screen only, not the enlarged screen. (little square at bottom right of your video which enlarges/minimises the video screen)

Ensure sound is at full volume (megaphone icon bottom left-hand side under the video)

Once you are on small video screen you will see the word SHARE underneath the video on the bottom right-hand side.
Click this once.

After you have clicked on share, a little box will appear and you will see the word COPY on the right hand side of video.
Click once on this.

After you have clicked on the word copy, Look quickly at the bottom left of the video screen and you will see the words “LINK COPIED TO CLIPBOARD’’. You have to be quick to spot this as it disappears as quickly as it appears. But don’t worry, once you have clicked the word ‘copy’ that will do.

That’s all you have to do on YouTube. Now you can either exit YouTube or log into Over 50’s on a new tab.
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Once back in Over 50s, click on the usual Reply box that you would use to respond to threads and posts. (Not the Quick Reply box).

At the top of the Reply box you will see a small Icon that resembles a yellow stamp.
(5th in from the right, 14th in from the left) just at the top above the smiley’s.

Click on this yellow stamp icon and a little search type box will appear on the screen.
In this box you will see the usual “https://”. Delete this completely and click your curser at the beginning of this search box, ready to enter the following below.

Now in your little search type box Press the following two keys CTRL and V This will bring the URL of your video into view. This bit is important. You need to delete every character that you don’t require in this URL. The https:youtu.be/ must be deleted, especially the forward slash character otherwise it won’t work. All you should have left is what I call the bumph (letters/figures) that comes after that forward slash. Do not delete any of these. Only delete the https bit right up to and including the forward slash.

Last bit now….

Looking at your keyboard, right next to the P Key, you will see some brackets. These are the only brackets you must use. Do not use the brackets on keys 9 and 0 or your upload will not work.

Now with what bumph you have left in your little search type box, you need to put the following at the beginning and end. Using only the brackets next to the P Key, at the beginning of the URL (in small characters and no spaces) Type in left open bracket type the letters yt then type the right close bracket. (please remember to use only the brackets next to the P Key).It’s so easy to forget when one is used to using only the 9 and 0 bracket keys everyday.

Now go to the end of the bumph letters/figures. You will be doing the same again but this time with one extra very important character added, a forward slash before typing the yt letters. (Remember again, using only the brackets next to P Key)

Type left open bracket type the characters /yt then type right close bracket.

It is important that you include the forward slash character before the yt characters at the end of the URL or it won't work.(there is no forward slash character at the beginning of the URL, only at the end)

Press enter.

Now hopefully, when you scroll down to ‘preview’ at the bottom of your Reply Box, you should see the video in full with sound. It will have the abbreviation ‘IMG’ above and below the video on show. You will feel very smug and happy.

Good luck. Don’t hesitate to message me as many times as you need to if you get stuck, happy to help until you get it right.

Best of Luck. Regards Shroppy
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Re: How to post YouTube videos

Make sure it is your video and not someone elses because of copywrite laws
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Re: How to post YouTube videos

Originally Posted by realspeed ->
Make sure it is your video and not someone elses because of copywrite laws
Nonsense
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Re: How to post YouTube videos

I have tried the miniplayer version and I don't see any way to hit share or save or anything. I've tried the html tags and I just can't seem to get any of it to work. Not sure why. So I will just post the title and the link I guess.
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Re: How to post YouTube videos

Originally Posted by MarciKS ->
I have tried the miniplayer version and I don't see any way to hit share or save or anything. I've tried the html tags and I just can't seem to get any of it to work. Not sure why. So I will just post the title and the link I guess.
Hello Marci

If you can follow these instructions they should help enable you to post your videos......

Choose your video on youtube, copy the end of the address at the top - everything after the equals sign

For example ******* video would be hUIYAov1LCA

Then type [ yt ] in the reply box
(but with no spaces between the brackets and yt)

> > >

Paste the address

> > >

Then type [ /yt ]

Again with NO spaces. (If I type it with no spaces it will post the video)

(yt stands for youtube)

If you click Preview Post it will show you if the video has appeared or not.

If your video has appeared, click Submit Reply.
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13-04-2020, 01:24 AM
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Re: How to post YouTube videos

Originally Posted by Mags ->
Again with NO spaces. (If I type it with no spaces it will post the video)
There is a way round that:

Just type "html" in square brackets before and the same again with the slash after then it won't post the video just the code

for example
HTML Code:
[yt]9JUwlEVLpUU[/yt]
would normally post this video



but as you saw it didn't even though there were no spaces.

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Re: How to post YouTube videos

~huge grin~ Thanks guys!!
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08-06-2020, 06:46 AM
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Re: How to post YouTube videos

Originally Posted by Azz ->
Simply go to YouTube and find the video you want to post, then click on the button that says SHARE

Then click on the URL that's shown in the share box and press the CTRL and C keys to copy (CMD and C on Mac). It will highlight all of it in blue .

Come back to the post where you want to post it and type [YT] then paste the code (using CTRL and V) and then type in [/YT] then just go back a bit and remove the first part of the URL, so it ends up looking like below (basically, we just need the bit after the last /)

HTML Code:
[yt]nTasT5h0LEg[/yt]
Which will then show the video like this:



Any questions, please ask in forum support. To learn how to use youTube please visit their website: www.youtube.com
Too much like hard work.
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